For the sixth year in a row, Purina Animal Nutrition has pledged up to $150,000 in free feed to horse rescues and shelters in partnership with A Home for Every Horse (AHFEH). This program is not only dedicated to finding homes for horses in need of adoption or fostering, but also to supporting the hard work and dedication of equine rescues. Thanks to Purina’s continued participation, over 800 tons of feed have been donated to help rescues rehabilitate and support their rescued horses. Since horse rescues and shelters can find it difficult to find the necessary resources, from veterinary care to training, the assistance of AHFEH and Purina Animal Nutrition is incredibly valuable.
“Purina believes every horse, regardless of age or health condition, has incredible potential. That’s why we are committed to helping rescue horses, and we are proud to be the title sponsor of A Home For Every Horse,” said Purina Marketing Director, Jamie Kinnear.
Over 600 horse rescues and shelters have signed up to receive support from Purina and AHFEH as the program builds on the success of the past six years.
“The Unwanted Horse Coalition is proud to have been a founding partner of A Home for Every Horse back in 2011,” said UHC Director, Ashley Furst. “Unfortunately, equine rescues are still overwhelmed with taking care of horses that end up homeless. To see the impact that the program continues to have for the equine industry and the benefits that it brings to rescues across the country is wonderful. Both the UHC and AHFEH are dedicated to bridging the gap between these rescue organizations working daily to help our horses and the people and organizations that have the ability to help.”
Equine Rescue Sign-Ups
Rescues and shelters can benefit from this program by submitting their nonprofit paperwork to A Home for Every Horse and completing the 2017 A Home for Every Horse rescue application. The simple registration process requires 501(c)(3) verification and offers benefits such as free feed from Purina and free listings of adoptable horses on Equine.com. Shelters can email 501(c)(3) forms and the application to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail them to 5720 Flatiron Parkway, Boulder, CO 80301.
Participating rescue shelters can choose from a variety of Purina horse feeds to match the nutritional needs of their horses. Eligible feeds include Purina Strategy GX, Strategy Healthy Edge and Equine Senior horse feeds. These options help rescue shelter operators rehabilitate and provide ongoing nutritional care to horses at varying stages of recuperation.
For more information about A Home for Every Horse and to view adoptable horses, go to ahomeforeveryhorse.com.
About A Home for Every Horse
A Home for Every Horse is a joint effort with The American Horse Council’s Unwanted Horse Coalition, which seeks to place, foster and sponsor America’s homeless horses. In addition to Purina Animal Nutrition, other partners of A Home for Every Horse include Tractor Supply Company, WeatherBeeta, Zoetis, and ElectroBraid. Additionally, The Equine Network is using its connection with more than 1.5 million horse owners to promote the program and offer free horse listings to participating rescue shelters.
About Purina Animal Nutrition
Purina Animal Nutrition LLC (www.purinamills.com) is a national organization serving producers, animal owners and their families through more than 4,700 local cooperatives, independent dealers and other large retailers throughout the United States. Driven to unlock the greatest potential in every animal, the company is an industry-leading innovator offering a valued portfolio of complete feeds, supplements, premixes, ingredients and specialty technologies for the livestock and lifestyle animal markets. Purina Animal Nutrition LLC is headquartered in Shoreview, Minn. and a wholly owned subsidiary of Land O’Lakes, Inc.